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How a terminal diagnosis taught me grief’s true purpose

Before I was diagnosed with incurable cancer at the age of forty-eight, I had passed grief by like a stranger on the street. I had reserved it for death and heartbreak, the shattering losses that bend us double, but not for the regrets, disappointments and failures that also ask us to grieve. I thought it brought closure, but now I know that grief is a genesis, not a finale. It gives life.

This article was first published on 6th February 2017 on

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  • 23rd Oct 2017, 5:58 pm  Reply

    Your place is valuable for me. Thanks!

  • Jane
    11th Aug 2017, 2:09 pm  Reply

    Dear Sophie.
    I am deeply touched once again by your spirit, honesty and your courage, You are in my thoughts daily.
    I am happy to hear that you are writing a new book and look forward to reading it. You are such an inspiration.
    Love and hugs to you and your little family x x x

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